News Briefs Week of 10/28/19

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“Live! In the House”
The Voices of Ohio, a dynamic, professional adult vocal show group that has entertained audiences around the world, will take the stage of the Historic Pemberville Opera House Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The concert is part of the ongoing Live! In the House Concert Series. The Pemberville Opera House, which is now accessible to those with disabilities, is located at 115 Main St.
The Voices of Ohio performs a wide variety of contemporary and traditional music. Their repertoire includes music that celebrates the American heritage and spirit with a variety of pop, rock, country, show tunes, songs of faith and patriotic music.
During the past four decades, members of the Voices of Ohio have performed at venues throughout the country and internationally, including the Grand Concert Halls of Europe, the White House Rose Garden, “The Great White Way” in New York City and in the prestigious “Tournament of Roses Parade.” Their members represent several generations and come from all walks of life.
Tickets are $12 and are available at Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville; at the door, or call Carol at 419-287-4848.
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Diabetes program set
Magruder Hospital’s Nutrition Department will host “A Seasonal Gathering” diabetic event Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the hospital conference center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton.
The cost is $10. RSVP by paying at the Fulton Street Café by Thursday, Oct. 31.
The community event is geared toward anyone who is pre-diabetic or diabetic, as well as family or caregivers. The program will include A four-course style meal with take-home copies of recipes, mini massages and information about diabetes.
For more info about this or other diabetic programs at Magruder, call 419-732-4047.

PERI meeting
Chapter 82 of the Ottawa County Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet Monday, Nov. 11 at noon in the chapel of Riverview Health Care Campus, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
Because of the Veterans Day holiday, no lunch will be provided. Those who would like to bring their own lunch and drink may eat in the multi-purpose room before the meeting.
Dave Robenstine, District 1 Representative, will speak on COLA and VIA Benefits.

Ottawa Co. Dancing
with the Stars lineup
The Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center has announced lineup of dancers for the 12th annual Dancing with the Stars event, which will be held Nov. 23 at Sunrise Park & Banquet Center in Millbury.
The event pairs local celebrities with dance professionals for an evening of dance, fun and fundraising. This year’s local celebrities include Melinda Bahnsen, Daryl Mominee, Quinton Babcock, Stacey Johannsen, Courtney Hammer and Brooke Rodwancy.
The celebrities are supported by Madison Street Dance, The Ballroom Company, Karsha's All that Jazz and Dance Suave.
Event tickets are $40 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are available from the dancers or by calling the OCFAC office at 419-301-0225.
Funds raised from the event support all OCFAC programs, including CASA, TNT Mentoring, TICKET to Success and GrandLove.

Volunteers sought
for Red Kettle effort
The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to help ring the bell during the annual Red Kettle Christmas campaign, which this year runs Monday, Nov. 11 through Tuesday, Dec. 24.
“The Salvation Army depends on local residents, organizations and businesses to Adopt-a-Kettle at one of its various locations during the holiday season,” said Maureen M. Saponari, director of the Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center.
Community Market – Oak Harbor and Miller’s New Market – Genoa are among the local locations where volunteers are needed.
All proceeds from the Red Kettle campaign are used to serve the needs of Ottawa County residents with rent/mortgage assistance, utility payments, as well as food, prescription medicine and clothing.
The Salvation Army also provides the opportunity for 70 local children to attend a cost-free, weeklong summer camp at Camp NEOSA; school supplies through its Tools for School program; winter coats for families; and Christmas gifts through the Toy Program, which is partnered with Toys for Tots and the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau.
To learn more about participating in this year’s campaign, call Saponari at 419-732-ARMY (2769).

“Parade of Colors”
Port Clinton Seniors/Port Clinton Senior Center, will host A Big Band Dance Tribute honoring veterans and active service personnel, Sunday, Nov. 3 from 2-5 p.m. in the Port Clinton High School cafeteria, 821 S. Jefferson St. The dance, which is open to the public, will include the “Parade of Colors” under the direction of John Culp, ICC (SS) USN Ret. Also featured will be the “Missing Man Table.” Night Sessions will provide musical entertainment.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, which includes an hors d’oeuvres buffet, door prizes and 50/50 raffles.
Tickets are available by calling Juanita Mills-Persely at 419-341-1080. Dress is “nice casual” or in attire fitting the occasion from one’s era.
Event supporters include VFW Post 2480, American Legion Post 113, Ottawa County Veterans, Port Clinton High School Leadership Council, Chefsbest Catering and Beer Thirty’s Tavern and Eatery.

Lutheran Men &
Pastors meeting
The fall meeting of Portage Valley Federation of Lutheran Men and Pastors will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Grace Lutheran Church 705 W. State St., Fremont.
Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m. Worship and a business meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. Pastor Jody Rice will lead the service.
Pastor Dr. Diane Carter, of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Bellevue, Ohio, will be the featured speaker of the evening. Before entering the ministry, Pastor Carter was a captain of a ladder truck in the New York City area and was involved in the Twin Tower attack rescue mission. Her topic will be “Reflecting on 9/11/2001.”
The 90-plus-year organization has provided capital improvements for the Luther Home of Mercy located in Williston, and is converting the Pfeiffer House to a place where friends and family can visit residents of the Home. Luther Home of Mercy serves residents who are mentally and or physically handicapped.
Those who cannot attend the meeting may send contributions to Treasurer Ralph Aufdenkamp, 8369 Kramer Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402.
For more details, call Aufdenkamp at 419-287-4452.

Heartland Halloween
Heartland of Perrysburg and Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, located at 10540/10542 Fremont Pike, will host their annual trick-or-treat event Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m.
All children ages 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to enjoy a safe evening of only treats…no tricks.


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